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Silver Mountain Experience

| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
+44 1970 890620
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Much better than we'd expected, excellent.

Called in here on our way to Aberystwyth. First visit. Spent about 2½ hours here and took the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tjw16
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Holiday club outing

We attended with 15 children aged between 3 and 8years old. We can highly recommend this place, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stpads
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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| LLywernog Silver-Lead Mine, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in here on our way to Aberystwyth. First visit. Spent about 2½ hours here and took the guided tour with Lucy. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the mine and an enthusiastic guide, excellent job. The tour included 'The Miners Trail', a...More

Thank tjw16
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the rest of the visit! Very much hope to see you again, from all of the staff at Silver Mountain.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended with 15 children aged between 3 and 8years old. We can highly recommend this place, the children thoroughly enjoyed, and one of their highlights was panning for Silver. The staff were fantastic and catered for all ages. At first, some of the children...More

Thank stpads
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! It was a pleasure to have the children come to Silver Mountain, and we very much hope to see you again soon, from all of the Silver...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some mixed reviews about Silver Mountain, I guess this is based on expectations. We visited on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday with our 6 year old granddaughter and we loved it. Located about 20 minutes drive out of Aberystwyth it is...More

Thank Paul_Bridgnorth
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review Paul, we are so glad to hear that you had a good day! We look forward to seeing you back for Terror Mountain!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here reluctantly after they cancelled the ghost tour we had booked. The teenagers were getting bored of country walks and the Black Chasm tour looked like a reasonable concellation prize. The site is a little underwhelming on arrival, but the staff were brilliant. The...More

Thank Robin H
Lucie W, General Manager at Silver Mountain Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Robin, we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a good fun day out here but they could do so much more for the money you pay. To get the most out of your payment you must go on a tour, if you dont you will just be looking at a coffee...More

Thank Ronnie K
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We went to the silver mountain experience on a windy dull day, we figured it would pass some time, when we pulled up it didn't look like much but as you stepped inside there was friendly staff and a little shop selling lots of interesting...More

Thank Lynsey1235
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes for this visit, however I cannot fathom the good reviews. It's some nice short trails and scenery and a bit of mining history but £43 for a family of four! Not a chance. Very amateurish set up and whilst pleasant is...More

2  Thank L226CTsimoned
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out at the Silver Mountain Experience. My friends and their children had come to stay and we were hoping for a nice enough day to visit the beach, unfortunately this wasn't to be, but the Silver Mountain Experience saved the...More

1  Thank sophia d
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We saw the advert for this place when we left the red kite feeding place about a mile down the road and decided to go. We were a party of 3 - me, my wife and my 11 year old son. It was a grey...More

7  Thank elcouncillore
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Our 12 year old saw posters for this attraction at the railway and asked to go. We thought it would be a short visit and would then go elsewhere. Were we wrong! Arrived at 11.30 and were greeted by a really friendly and helpful young...More

1  Thank mearsfamily
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Aks18f
August 14, 2017|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
only to the main attraction, but not on the guided walks: there is more on the website
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Jim W
April 18, 2017|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes, website open now
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Jim W
April 18, 2017|
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Response from Simon P | Property representative |
Hello Jim, yes we are! The website is working too. Hope to see you soon. If you have any more problems please let us know. Best wishes Silver Mountain
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